Only one more day of the Smoothie Challenge! Wahoo!
Even with the traveling I’ve been doing I’ve been fitting in a smoothie every day. I think having a smoothie every day has become a habit now. Well, they say it only takes 28 days to form a habit – and by tomorrow it’ll be 31 days. I think the secret to not getting bored of the daily smoothies is VARIETY. I’ve been keeping everything fresh and interesting with lots of yummy recipes.
I made a delicious berry recipe from one of Tosca Reno’s books (love her books!). Dee-licious.
I’ve also been making a LOT of chocolate shakes. You know me – I’m all about the cocoa! I made LeanBodyLifestyle’s Frozen Mocha Protein Shake and I will be making it again! Then, OF COURSE, when nothing else grabs my attention, my chocolate peanut butter protein shake gets made. If you’re not too sick of smoothie recipes, I might even share it with you (grin).
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Two of my goals for the challenge were to eat more protein and to lose a couple vanity pounds. The results made me happy, I lost a few pounds and I ate a lot more protein.
I’ve learned that when I’m craving desserts there are LOTS of yummy low-carb and high-protein recipes I can make without sugar. One of my favourites is Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Protein Cake (I’ve made this one a couple times!) and everyone in the family loved it. It was great because my gluten-free eating Dad could eat it as well.
While we’re on the subject of healthy sweets – I made my friend Kris’s Sweet Peanut Butter Protein Balls (grain-free and high-fiber). For extra indulgence, I lightly coated half of the ball with some melted chocolate. Absolutely decadent.
That’s it for today – but I wanted to leave you with a few fun photos of some of the more creative entries into the July Smoothie Challenge! More pics to come next post (when I announce the prize winners!!!) so check in on Wednesday!
Also, I wanted to announce this week’s random winner of the Vega Energizing Smoothie is Steph! Congrats girl!
(fruit smoothie from SemiSweet)
(cute overload from Rawdorable)
Got any healthy protein “desserts” to recommend to me? Links welcome!
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